2018 Weekly Synopsis
GREETINGS FROM FAR EASTERN OREGON
~JULY 28, 2018
This blog marks the 30th Saturday synopsis of 2018. I find it hard to believe how quickly 2018 races toward to goal of passing the baton to 2019. Wow–it is beyond amazing to think how close we are to the year 2020.
The bare fields speak of harvest. The grain combined and hauled away–all the details to be revealed soon. Our hay is looking lovely and preparing for another cutting. Of course, the back field stripped of the grain and straw awaits attention. Next year, another first-year crop of hay will be in the works.
We continue to process applications. We all wait together for the news. The question remains, when will we get a puppy–that meets the family’s specific criteria? That is always the question. So, we wait and hope for Fall or Early Winter pups to arrive. Predictions are fickle. Even when a female is mated, she may well produce nothing. (OMG) We most certainly hope to beat those odds. Nonetheless, we are in a Waiting Game and sit here breath-abated along with those on the Wait List for which we have no particulars to share.
Meanwhile, the business of raising Manfred continues. There are the walks and adventures. He is growing like a weed. (Haha)
This Week on the Blog
Sunday— July 22 — In Tennesee (Our Macey)
Monday–- July 23 — Remembering (Jake of NZ)
Tuesday — July 24 — Smokey
Wednesday — July 25 — Jorja (Back in the USA)
Thursday –- July 26 — Raising (the Weimaraner litter)
Friday — July 27 — It’s Me (Bella Blue)
On a very personal note
The gardening girls were here this week. What fun we had. Their favorite is the cucumbers, but they also love the cherry tomatoes. Isn’t it amazing that they will eat the cucumbers as a snack?
We have been problem-solving and whatnot. Our new cell phone bill arrived with a shocking amount owed. In review, there was a sizeable error. We called, and the correction was made in quick order. Anyhow, we have been taking care of a few business matters. I’ve made a couple of batches of Gluten-free cupcakes for Mr. Cliff. So far, we have not been overrun with zucchini–that is amazing. On Thursday, Evangeline helped me whip up the chocolate cakes. She liked the frosting the best. Imagine that!?! Later I started a couple of jars of pickled peppers. We will see what happens.
I’ve been busy with annual doctor visits. I have one remaining–it was supposed to happen next week, but it has been postponed until closer to the end of August. It is the Oncologist visit. I am hoping when it is done; I can say I finished with everything except for Integrative Medical Visits which help with the healing process. Cliff has a follow up with the Oncologist between now and the end of the year. We hope things stay about the same, or improvement would be fabulous.
This week, Kimi Seals, (a young mother of four) who had been diagnosed with breast cancer after I had completed my treatment completed her work here on earth. Maybe I should put it this way–she is enjoying a well-deserved rest after a valiant battle. It is hard to know why some are granted a stay, a miraculous healing, additional time, and others are not. Everyone desperately wanted Kimi to stay–there were so many reasons to justify doing so. Nonetheless, it was not possible, and she was called to the other side. Her children, husband, and other family members left to await a reunion in eternity.
Cliff and I count our blessings every day. We have been afforded time as well as the opportunity to invest in the world. We laugh with the great-granddaughters often. What a privilege it is. Thank you, Ashley Petersen, for making that possible.